Mike McFarland PT, DPT, CMTPT Named Clinical Director – Magruder

Tidewater Physical Therapy is pleased to announce that Mike McFarland, PT, DPT, CMTPT, has been named Clinical Director of the Magruder Clinic in Hampton, Va.

Mike McFarland PT, DPT, CMTPT

Mike McFarland PT, DPT, CMTPT

“He’s built for this position,” said Ken Morris, PT, DPT, CMTPT, Clinical Director of the Tidewater Physical Therapy Hidenwood Clinic in Newport News and McFarland’s mentor as he transitioned into the role of Clinical Director. “He has such an ability to connect with patients and a humility that makes him very approachable and trustworthy.”

While McFarland aims to continue to help patients return to their active lives through the clinic’s various physical therapy programs – including the Vestibular and Fall Prevention services launched earlier this year – McFarland said his main goal is to help keep his patients and clinical team feeling fulfilled.  The Vestibular program was a feature in the Daily Press as well.

“I want to create a fun, lively, family atmosphere that has every patient smiling before they leave,” he said

After earning his undergraduate degree in Exercise Science from Old Dominion University, McFarland continued on to earn his Doctorate in Physical Therapy, and has practiced at the Magruder clinic since 2013.

McFarland, like many Tidewater Physical Therapy clinicians, holds Direct Access Certification and is available to evaluate and treat patients without a prescription from a physician.

McFarland distinguishes himself as a very hands-on therapist both in the therapy techniques themselves and in the way he works with patients, who he takes time with before every session to define their goals in therapy.

“He’s one of those people who doesn’t try to lead, he just has the ability to be himself, which other people feed off of,” Morris added.

Earlier this year, the Magruder clinic introduced a Vestibular Rehabilitation Program, which helps people with symptoms like vertigo, dizziness or difficulty walking improve their quality of life.

The program is designed to improve strength, flexibility and balance, as well as provide education and assistive devises. As Clinical Director, McFarland intends to expand this program.

“I want this to be the first place people think of for physical therapy and want it to be the first place they refer their family and friends.” Said McFarland.


The Tidewater Physical Therapy Magruder Clinic is located just off of Magruder Boulevard at 9 Manhattan Square, Suite B in Hampton. It features a variety of physical therapy programs, including Dry Needling, Arthritis & Osteoporosis, Vestibular Rehabilitation, Balance & Fall Prevention, Temporomandibular Disorders Treatment and Comprehensive Physical Therapy services.

The clinic is open Monday from 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For more information, call 757.825.3400 or visit the clinic’s page online at www.tpti.com/locations/magruder/.


Founded in 1986, Tidewater Physical Therapy remains a physical therapist-owned, independent, outpatient physical therapy practice, with 33 clinics, aquatic therapy centers and Performance Centers in Southeast and Central Virginia.

For more information about Tidewater Physical Therapy, visit www.tpti.com. Learn more about the Tidewater Performance Centers at www.tidewaterperform.com.

Many of the physical therapists at Tidewater Physical Therapy Inc. hold Direct Access Certification through the Virginia Board of Physical Therapy allowing them to evaluate and treat patients without a prescription. As part of a healthcare team, a physical therapist will make an assessment of a patient’s condition and create a plan to start on the road to wellness. The Tidewater Physical Therapy team will communicate with a patient’s physician or dentist of record and obtain a referral, if necessary, for continued treatment. Tidewater Physical Therapy will also work with insurance carriers to make sure services are covered by a patient’s plan.